Recent Changes for "Bicycle Hazards" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_HazardsRecent Changes of the page "Bicycle Hazards" on Davis Wiki.en-us Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2012-05-30 20:27:55GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 372: </td> <td> Line 372: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-12-05 14:52:05'' [[nbsp]] Hi Doug. There is a real problem at F Street and the Davis Art<span>s</span> Center. Drivers that have just turned right from the light at Covell have to stop suddenly for the bicyclists crossing there. It doesn't feel right when children bike there without adult cyclists with them. Child-proofing the bicycle system is a tough standard. But I made the solution discussion to less dogmatic, to reflect your objection. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-12-05 14:52:05'' [[nbsp]] Hi Doug. There is a real problem at F Street and the Davis Art Center. Drivers that have just turned right from the light at Covell have to stop suddenly for the bicyclists crossing there. It doesn't feel right when children bike there without adult cyclists with them. Child-proofing the bicycle system is a tough standard. But I made the solution discussion to less dogmatic, to reflect your objection. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2012-05-30 20:27:42GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 354: </td> <td> Line 354: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' It used to be that you had to be very cautious due to the proximity with the intersection of F and Covell. If you were going north on F street and you wanted to turn left at the Art<span>s</span> Center, then it was safer to cross F at the light at 14th Street and take the bike path that began there. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' It used to be that you had to be very cautious due to the proximity with the intersection of F and Covell. If you were going north on F street and you wanted to turn left at the Art Center, then it was safer to cross F at the light at 14th Street and take the bike path that began there. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2012-05-23 17:40:37GregKuperbergF street crossing at the Arts Center was fixed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == F Street connecting to H Street ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.557204,-121.742812&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001993&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Many students bike from F Street through the H Street tunnel to Holmes Junior High, but there is no logical connection from F to H. The city bicycle path connects to the unsafe and inconvenient F Street crossing at the Davis Arts Center. The best route is through the parking lot just south of F Street. This is a logical route going west from school, but it requires either an unprotected left turn or biking the wrong way on the east side of F Street going to school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street, or a sufficiently upgraded F Street crossing between 14th and Covell.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround, unless the F Street crossing between 14th and Covell becomes sufficiently upgraded. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-10-08 08:30:11fknochenhauer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.56<span>11</span>2<span>,-</span>121.767111&amp;spn=0.00073<span>1,0.0010</span>5&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) This is the section immediately south of E. 8th and "B" St. Pavement in both narrow directions is loose, potholed and distressed. The bike lanes are almost non-existent and a utility pole is between the sidewalk and the car lane in the southbound direction. This section is a bottleneck between Davis High School and downtown and is further complicated by car parking that has no restrictions here. Residents and UC students vie for the few open spaces and a bus stop in the middle of the block makes site distance problematic. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?<span>q=740+b+street,+davis,+ca&amp;hl=en&amp;</span>ll=38.5<span>50255,-121.74</span>62<span>72&amp;spn=0.000743,0.000841&amp;sll=38.56112,</span>121.767111&amp;s<span>s</span>pn=0.0007<span>4</span>3<span>,0.000841&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;hnear=740+B+St,+Davis,+California+9</span>5<span>616</span>&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) This is the section immediately south of E. 8th and "B" St. Pavement in both narrow directions is loose, potholed and distressed. The bike lanes are almost non-existent and a utility pole is between the sidewalk and the car lane in the southbound direction. This section is a bottleneck between Davis High School and downtown and is further complicated by car parking that has no restrictions here. Residents and UC students vie for the few open spaces and a bus stop in the middle of the block makes site distance problematic. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Use "A<span>'</span> Street when possible. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Use "A<span>"</span> Street when possible. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-10-08 08:24:57fknochenhauer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-10-08 08:24:47fknochenhauer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-10-08 08:24:26fknochenhauer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> -</span> '''Problems:''' This is the section immediately south of E. 8th and "B" St. Pavement in both narrow directions is loose, potholed and distressed. The bike lanes are almost non-existent and a utility pole is between the sidewalk and the car lane in the southbound direction. This section is a bottleneck between Davis High School and downtown and is further complicated by car parking that has no restrictions here. Residents and UC students vie for the few open spaces and a bus stop in the middle of the block makes site distance problematic. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problems:''' <span>([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.56112,-121.767111&amp;spn=0.000731,0.00105&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) </span>This is the section immediately south of E. 8th and "B" St. Pavement in both narrow directions is loose, potholed and distressed. The bike lanes are almost non-existent and a utility pole is between the sidewalk and the car lane in the southbound direction. This section is a bottleneck between Davis High School and downtown and is further complicated by car parking that has no restrictions here. Residents and UC students vie for the few open spaces and a bus stop in the middle of the block makes site distance problematic. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-10-08 08:18:24fknochenhaueradded B Street <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == "B" Street between E. 7th &amp; E. 8th St. ==<br> + <br> + '''Problems:''' This is the section immediately south of E. 8th and "B" St. Pavement in both narrow directions is loose, potholed and distressed. The bike lanes are almost non-existent and a utility pole is between the sidewalk and the car lane in the southbound direction. This section is a bottleneck between Davis High School and downtown and is further complicated by car parking that has no restrictions here. Residents and UC students vie for the few open spaces and a bus stop in the middle of the block makes site distance problematic.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' City Staff has this block on their list of budgeted projects for year 2013.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Use "A' Street when possible.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2011-05-09 08:47:13TomGarberson+sharrows <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page is a catalog of major ["Bicycling" bicycling] hazards and inconveniences in Davis. Most of these are things that the ["City of Davis" city] or university should fix. Workarounds for bicyclists are also discussed because a public works solution could be expensive, or may take time, or in a few cases there may not be any clear engineering solution. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page is a catalog of major ["Bicycling" bicycling] hazards and inconveniences in Davis. Most of these are things that the ["City of Davis" city] or university should fix. Workarounds for bicyclists are also discussed because a public works solution could be expensive, or may take time, or in a few cases there may not be any clear engineering solution.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The city is beginning to add shared use markers or ["sharrows"] to areas of ["downtown"] where frequent hazards make it safer to ride out in the lane, away from opening doors and diagonally parked vehicles that may back out without visibility.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2010-03-02 00:52:10maia(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554706,-121.771933&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The speed bumps on Hampton Drive have cuts in strange places. There is no safety merit to making bicyclists go over these obtrusive speed bumps, but instead of being in the bicycle lanes, the cuts are in the road so that it is easy for half of a car's wheels to go through a cut. Cars are tempted to serve to avoid the cuts, while cyclists are tempted to serve to bike through the cuts. Neither practice is safe for cars or bicyclists. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554706,-121.771933&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The speed bumps on Hampton Drive have cuts in strange places. There is no safety merit to making bicyclists go over these obtrusive speed bumps, but instead of being in the bicycle lanes, the cuts are in the road so that it is easy for half of a car's wheels to go through a cut. Cars are tempted to s<span>w</span>erve to avoid the cuts, while cyclists are tempted to s<span>w</span>erve to bike through the cuts. Neither practice is safe for cars or bicyclists. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2010-03-02 00:51:39maia(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Bike slowly into this tunnel. Stay on your side of the bike path. Look for opposing traffic when entering or leaving the west side of the tunnel. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Bike slowly into this tunnel. Stay on your side of the bike path. Look for opposing traffic when entering or leaving the west side of the tunnel<span>&nbsp;and use your bell or horn to warn hidden oncoming bikes of your presence</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2010-01-02 17:29:13JasonAllerF Street crossing at Davis Art Center fixed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == F Street connecting to H Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.557204,-121.742812&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001993&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Many students bike from F Street through the H Street tunnel to Holmes Junior High, but there is no logical connection from F to H. The city bicycle path connects to the unsafe and inconvenient F Street crossing at the Davis Arts Center. The best route is through the parking lot just south of F Street. This is a logical route going west from school, but it requires either an unprotected left turn or biking the wrong way on the east side of F Street going to school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street, or a sufficiently upgraded F Street crossing between 14th and Covell.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround, unless the F Street crossing between 14th and Covell becomes sufficiently upgraded. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules.<br> + <br> + == H Street to J Street tunnel ==<br> + <br> + <br> + '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.558258,-121.742309&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;z=20 Map]) The ["H Street Bike Tunnel" bicycle tunnel] under the train tracks here was built as an expansion of an existing drainage culvert, at relatively low cost. The biggest problem is that the entrance to the tunnel on the west side is boxed in with sharp turns. The tunnel itself is also low and corrugated, and the riding surface can be slippery. Many children use this tunnel to get to and from school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The easiest partial solution is to add a convex mirror on the west side to help prevent collisions. A second improvement would be to replace the gravel slope on the side of the ramps with a retaining wall to create more room. Ideally the tunnel itself would be rebuilt, perhaps as part of a major restructuring of storm drainage (which would probably have to involve the pumps between the Little League fields and the Covell Blvd. overcrossing, and the slough to the north).<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Bike slowly into this tunnel. Stay on your side of the bike path. Look for opposing traffic when entering or leaving the west side of the tunnel.<br> + <br> + == Hampton Drive ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554706,-121.771933&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The speed bumps on Hampton Drive have cuts in strange places. There is no safety merit to making bicyclists go over these obtrusive speed bumps, but instead of being in the bicycle lanes, the cuts are in the road so that it is easy for half of a car's wheels to go through a cut. Cars are tempted to serve to avoid the cuts, while cyclists are tempted to serve to bike through the cuts. Neither practice is safe for cars or bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The speed bumps should be redone so that they go all the away across for cars, and so that they don't extend into the bicycle lanes.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' If there aren't parked cars in the way, you can avoid the speed bumps by swerving to the curb instead of to the middle of the street.<br> + <br> + == Montgomery Avenue ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.53896,-121.710743&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Montgomery Avenue has no proper bicycle lane between Meadowbrook Drive and Danbury Avenue. The road has some significant traffic. Most bicycle fatalities in and near Davis have been high-speed collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles moving in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The entire street should have a bicycle lane.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Use the Putah Creek Park bicycle path instead, or cut across to it.<br> + <br> + == Oak Avenue ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.549487,-121.752761&amp;spn=0.000678,0.000907&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The city dug a half-mile trench in the bike lane on the east side of Oak Avenue, from California to Villanova. The trench was repaved, but the new pavement was not smoothed properly. Bicyclists are tempted to ride in the street or in the car parking area.<br> + <br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Oak Avenue should be repaved properly.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' When going north, go on B street instead or connect to it.<br> + <br> + == Olive Drive and L Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. At least four pedestrians have been killed by trains along the half mile of track from L street to Kendall Way (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution. The track should also be fenced from J Street to Pole Line.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though it carries more risk of a minor accident, it carries less risk of a fatal accident. There is a real chance of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis.<br> + <br> + == Pole Line Road and 5th Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.548607,-121.726276&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) Cars in the right turn lane in the southeast corner of the intersection have trouble seeing bicyclists coming from the post office.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Add yield or warning signs for both the cars and the bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Look carefully to the left, up Pole Line road, before crossing the right turn lane if you are biking from the post office or if you are biking west on 5th Street.<br> + <br> + == Richards Boulevard over I-80 ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540328,-121.736991&amp;spn=0.011715,0.014441&amp;t=h&amp;z=16 Map]) If you are going south through the bicycle tunnel, and especially if you are travelling west on Cowell, then the safe way to cross the freeway is to turn onto Olive Drive or Research Park Drive and then go use the tunnel under the freeway. But many bicyclists don't know this.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Add signs that direct bicyclists to the freeway tunnel.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Know to use the freeway tunnel anyway.<br> + <br> + == Road 32A ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.558911,-121.669408&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Road 32A connects Davis to the Yolo Causeway going to Sacramento for bicyclists. This road has some high-speed traffic and either no bicycle lanes or deteriorated, narrow lanes. Most bicycle fatalities in and near Davis have been high-speed collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles moving in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]). The worst section of this stretch from Covell to Road 105 has recently been repaved with wide lanes and is now much safer. 105 to the Causeway is still fairly narrow and should be used with some caution.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Build bike lanes to the same standard as within city limits, or better yet, a separated bike path.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None, if you want to bike to Sacramento. Wear high-visibility clothing and don't take this route at night.<br> + <br> + == Road 99 ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' Road 99 does not meet minimum safety standards for bicyclists. A bicyclist was killed on this road because of high speeds and lack of room (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Road 102 may not be quite as terrible as Road 99 to get from Woodland to Davis. However, it should not be considered a safe alternative. Certainly you shouldn't bike on these roads in the dark.<br> + <br> + == Road 102 (Extension of Pole Line) ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' Road 102 is not safe for bicyclists once Pole Line ends.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None. Don't use this route in the dark.<br> + <br> + == Russell Boulevard west of Arthur Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54664,-121.785639&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) There are no traffic lights or stop signs along the two-mile stretch of ["Russell Boulevard" Russell] west of Arthur Street. It is tricky for bicyclists to cross the street safely. The trees interfere with visibility for motor vehicles on Russell. At night, sometimes the easiest way for a driver to see bicyclists is the flicker that they create in the headlights of oncoming cars.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Several intersections along this road should have traffic lights. At the very least Lake Boulevard should have one.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Be patient when crossing Russell. Look both ways. When crossing at night, make sure that your bicycle has proper lights and reflectors.<br> + <br> + == Shasta Drive and Olympic Drive ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.555441,-121.776272&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle lane inexplicably disappears in the traffic circle on Shasta Drive at the intersection with Olympic Drive.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Rebuild the sidewalk and curb to make room for a bike lane.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Look behind you to see if a car is coming before entering the south side of the traffic circle.<br> + <br> + == Sycamore Lane at Villanova Drive ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556417,-121.765007&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) What looks like a simple T at Sycamore and Villanova is actually a 200-foot-long intersection that also involves Brown Drive and a bike path in Sycamore Park. Visibility and right-of-way are both tricky for bicyclists. Many children go through this intersection to go to and from school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One proposal is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing the south intersection with Sycamore to cars. It would be possible to continue bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. This would simplify the intersection, although connecting from the bike path to Villanova would still be a problem.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' If you are going west on Villanova, stop and look far to the right as well as to the left. The stop at Brown Drive is set back 100 feet from where you are. If you are going east through Sycamore Park, then one solution, even though it is still dubious in light of traffic rules, is to bike 50 feet north on the left side of Sycamore, then cross at the striped crosswalk. Another option is to turn left in Sycamore Park to connect to Brown Drive, then get to Sycamore from Brown Drive and turn left onto Villanova. If you want to enter the bike path in Sycamore Park, check for bicyclists that may be leaving the path at high speed.<br> + <br> + == Villanova Drive at Anderson Road ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556179,-121.758627&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The yellow light is too short for bicyclists to cross ["Anderson Road" Anderson]. The bicycle call button summons a pedestrian walk cycle, which is a partial solution but not enough. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The yellow light should be lengthened, and then the bicycle call button should summon a vehicle light cycle rather than a pedestrian cycle.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you won't make it across. In fact, if you see a green light at all, you probably won't make it unless you are very close to the intersection. Instead, slow down and press the bicycle call button.<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + == Villanova Drive at Carob Place ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556073,-121.754622&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) At the S curve in ["Villanova Drive" Villanova], the sidewalk is wide and the ["Bike Lanes" bicycle lane] is narrow on the north side. Moreover, motor vehicles have less room than usual because the street is divided. Buses in particular have barely enough room. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The sidewalk should be rebuilt to make more room in both the motor vehicle lane and the bicycle lane.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Ride single file and slow down. Another workaround is to ride on the sidewalk; the wide sidewalk once was the only place in Davis that allowed bicycles to ride on it, as a bicycle lane. But it is still important to slow down because riding on the sidewalk has its own hazards.<br> + <br> + = Public school site issues =<br> + <br> + == Bicycle racks at all public schools ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at all public schools in Davis are primitive and range from crowded to badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Davis Joint Unified School District should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all students who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Birch Lane Elementary access ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560709,-121.725791&amp;spn=0.005856,0.007982&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) None of the main streets around Birch Lane are marked with bicycle lanes. Students on bicycles mix unsafely with cars on Birch Lane and Temple Drive in particular. Whittier Drive and Baywood Lane are other problem streets.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' A complete solution is not so easy because some of the streets may not be wide enough to support both street parking and full bicycle lanes. Is traffic abatement on Temple a possibility?<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Cesar Chavez Elementary through traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554207,-121.75872&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001996&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Adult bicyclists on Anderson mix unsafely with cars at the beginning and end of the school day in front of Cesar Chavez.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Unclear. Maybe the school's traffic guards could be deployed differently to help with this problem.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Connect to Oak Street via Villanova when going south on Anderson. Or take Rutgers to Oeste to Antioch to Oak.<br> + <br> + == Davis Senior High traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.555713,-121.750346&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map] )14th Street from B Street to Oak Avenue is congested with an unsafe mixture of buses, cars, and bicycles in the morning and after school. In the afternoon the problem extends to bicyclists coming from Holmes Junior High.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The high school could make a separated bike path for bicyclists from the bike parking rack to near corner of 14th and Oak. It should have a forked termination, with one branch ending on Oak that could be used to get to school, and the other branch emptying into the bike lane just before the intersection to go home from school. Other new routes should also be studied, and the high school might also make good use of traffic monitors when school starts and ends. Or relocation of bike parking could change or eliminate the problem for high school students. It's less clear what to do for Holmes students.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Holmes Junior High west traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557282,-121.739073&amp;spn=0.003062,0.003594&amp;t=h&amp;z=18 Map]) The Drexel bike path west of the main buildings is old and incomplete. As a remedy, students are asked to park in the west lot if they live west of Holmes, but the west bike lot is smaller and more crowded than the main one on the east.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' This bike path should be repaved and widened, and it should be extended all the way to the east bike lot. The path would ideally be offset from the curb so that bicycle traffic does not interfere with car pickup.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Nothing that the traffic monitors don't already tell the kids to do. If you live south or even southwest of campus, you should avoid the mess on Drexel by using L Street instead. Menlo Drive to Hemlock is also an option from certain directions.<br> + <br> + = UC Davis campus =<br> + <br> + == Bainer Hall and Roessler Hall ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537183,-121.752222&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The placement of the drain also makes this space slippery for bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' This space should be redesigned to be safe for bicyclists. The easiest partial solution would be a convex mirror opposite the corner of Bainer.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' There are three ways to go past Roessler Hall to get to MSB, South California, and various engineering buildings. The path across the front of Bainer has the least visibility and the sharpest turns. You can instead go across the north side of Roessler, or between Roessler and Physics/Geology.<br> + <br> + == California Avenue traffic circles ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542548,-121.753039&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) California Avenue is cambered for drainage as most roads are, but this creates a reverse bank in the traffic circles. It is then easier for bicyclists to fall when turning in these traffic circles.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Drainage in the traffic circles should be changed. Ideally there would be a drain in the middle of each of these traffic circles and the camber could be eliminated or reversed. Even without this, some portions of these traffic circles have more camber than necessary.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Slow down in the traffic circles. This is something that you should do anyway.<br> + <br> + == UC Davis Arboretum, east end ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at some industrial buildings, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property. There has been a fatal accident at this train crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + <br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The campus and local property owners should mark the directions that most bicyclists shouldn't go, and it should pave the 50-foot dirt stretch that connects to the north fork of the path and the good path for commuters.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is there is only private property on the other side, and it isn't a safe crossing either. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side.<br> + <br> + == La Rue north tunnel ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the sewer cover on the ramp is the single worst spot.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Repave the tunnel floor and the ramp to the east of the tunnel.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Nothing all that great. Pay attention and don't bike too fast when you go up the east ramp, even though the ramp is steep. Do not veer onto the left half of the ramp, but don't go to the right of the last sewer cover because the pit there is bad.<br> + <br> + == La Rue and Russell ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.546075,-121.758535&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The right turn from northbound LaRue to eastbound Russell is marked with 2 yields; the first to yield to the bike path and the second to yield to the cars on Russell. This first yield is clearly ambiguous for automobiles and thus becomes a hazard for cyclists. Most disturbing are the southbound Anderson cyclists turning left on the bike path. Also, westbound and northbound bikes pile up at the triangle during peak hours.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' As of 11/02/08, UCD TAPS is considering three solutions in response to cyclists' concerns. (1) Temporary signs to emphasize the yield to turning cars. (2) A longer right turn stop light so that right turning cars will yield generally but stop when the Anderson south/eastbound left turn arrow is engaged. (3) Reconfigure the right turn: Remove the triangle and yield, and ultimately reconfigure the bike path east of the intersection. This would force the cars turning right to come to a full stop before making the turn. It would also remove the issue of bicycles queueing on the triangle and blocking other bicycle traffic.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' If you are coming from the Russell bike path, slow down and look carefully down La Rue for cars turning right. If you are coming from Anderson, there is no workaround.<br> + <br> + == UC Davis Arboretum / Lake Spafford ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537701,-121.746519&amp;spn=0.006126,0.007188&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) Stretches of the bike paths alongside North Putah Creek and Lake Spafford are narrow and provide little protection from falling into the creek. The worst spots are under the bridges, such as the Mrak Hall Drive bridge.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The dangerous parts of these paths should either be closed to bicycle traffic, or they should be set up with guard fencing to keep bicyclists from falling into the creek. A few of the sharp turns should also be redesigned to make more room. Some of the ramps are also quite steep and they should either be redesigned, or closed to bicycle traffic, or warnings should be posted for bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' The Putah Creek path is fun, but it is not necessary to commute to campus. A safe and easy path runs parallel to the Putah Creek paths, from the train tunnel to Hutchison Drive. If you do want to enjoy the Putah Creek path by bike, don't try to enjoy it at night. In addition to being narrow and unguarded, parts are also poorly lit.<br> + <br> + == South California Avenue extension ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.536818,-121.752092&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) The bike path just past the end of South California Avenue, and around the west side of Roessler, has rough pavement. Moreover, this stretch is poorly lit at night.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Repave this part of the campus bike path system, and possibly add one more lamp. It appears that the part of South California Avenue that cars can use has been repaved much more recently than the part north of the posts.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Nothing other than to bike slowly in this spot. It is also near the problem area between Bainer and Roessler.<br> + <br> + == Traffic circle at Housing Admin and Soccer Field ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542759,-121.756201&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The triangles on the south and east side of this traffic circle are too wide, so that east-bound traffic and traffic from the south crosses instead of merging. This defeats the function of a traffic circle.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The triangles should be made smaller. Ideally the intersection would be reshaped to create more functional traffic space.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Slow down when entering the south half of the traffic circle. Traffic here is predictably hazardous between classes.<br> + <br> + = Inconveniences =<br> + <br> + == Covell Boulevard ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bike path on the north side of Covell from Sycamore to F Street is old. It has a lot of tree roots and some also some pits and potholes.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The bike path should be repaved. There are modern engineering methods, for instance porous asphalt, that in some situations can reduce the conflict between these paved paths and tree roots.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' The bike path on the south side of Covell, where it exists, is in much better condition. Many bicyclists use the bicycle lanes on Covell instead, which is a fast and smooth alternative. However, most bicycle fatalities in Davis are high-speed collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles travelling in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]), and one of these (Peter G. Kauffman) was on West Covell.<br> + <br> + == F Street and Villanova ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557013,-121.743297&amp;spn=0.000677,0.000907&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The safe way to turn left from F Street to Villanova is to use the pedestrian call button. But the button is set too far away from the street and newspaper boxes are in front of it.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Add another button for bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Use the curb cut there to get to the button, then complete a 3-point U-turn to cross the street.<br> + <br> + == Marketplace Shopping Center ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks are too small, many of them have too little room, and they are the less secure, old-fashioned variety.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Whoever controls The Marketplace should install the modern slanted racks, like the ones in Oak Tree Plaza, with enough room to park comfortably.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None. The rack on the south side of Long's Drugs at least has more room.<br> + <br> + == Marketplace Shopping Center and Oak Tree Plaza ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' It is easy for bicyclists to mix with parking lot traffic in both of these shopping centers.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Whoever controls ["The Marketplace"] and ["Oak Tree Plaza"] should mark routes for bicycles.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Bike around the edge of the parking lot instead of through the middle. Curb cuts from the Covell bike path to the corners of The Marketplace lot are available at Big 5 Sporting Goods and at Panda Express.<br> + <br> + At Oak Tree Plaza, there is an important curb cut in the back that connects Nugget bike parking to Claremont Drive. Otherwise bike around the edge; if coming from the west on Covell, use the first motor vehicle entrance. If coming from the east on Covell, use the entrance next to Long's Drugs. From Pole Line you can use this entrance or enter from Claremont.<br> + <br> + == Putah Creek Park bike path and I-80 tunnel ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537903,-121.7352&amp;spn=0.005858,0.007221&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) If you want to go from the Putah Creek Park bike path to the I-80 tunnel, you have to take a detour along Da Vinci Court, Research Park Drive, and West Chiles Road.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' In theory, the bike path could extend more-or-less directly west from Putah Creek Park to the I-80 bicycle tunnel. The problem is that it would have to cut through private property. Would it be possible to discuss the prospects of a city land purchase or an easement in this area?<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' For the forseeable future, the detour is the workaround.<br> + <br> + = Fixed =<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 352: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the ["Davis Art Center"]) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing might be adequate if it were rarely used, but it is the only route to West Davis that is close to the H Street tunnel and that does not cut through private property. Many Holmes Junior High students go through here.<br> - <br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' ([http://cityofdavis.org/pw/CIP/cip.cfm?cip=FEAE4A60-1143-EEBD-B00C4984C2C251EC City Project CIP8194]) The city has long been aware of this problem. On November 12, 2008, it began relocating the existing F Street crossing 200 feet to the south and (for pedestrians) adding a sidewalk on the west side of F Street.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Slow down and look both ways. Do not rush into the street from either direction. If you are going north on F street and you want to turn left at the Arts Center, then it's safer to cross F at the light at 14th Street and take the bike path that begins there.<br> - <br> - <br> - == F Street connecting to H Street ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.557204,-121.742812&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001993&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Many students bike from F Street through the H Street tunnel to Holmes Junior High, but there is no logical connection from F to H. The city bicycle path connects to the unsafe and inconvenient F Street crossing at the Davis Arts Center. The best route is through the parking lot just south of F Street. This is a logical route going west from school, but it requires either an unprotected left turn or biking the wrong way on the east side of F Street going to school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street, or a sufficiently upgraded F Street crossing between 14th and Covell.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround, unless the F Street crossing between 14th and Covell becomes sufficiently upgraded. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules.<br> - <br> - == H Street to J Street tunnel ==<br> - <br> - <br> - '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.558258,-121.742309&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;z=20 Map]) The ["H Street Bike Tunnel" bicycle tunnel] under the train tracks here was built as an expansion of an existing drainage culvert, at relatively low cost. The biggest problem is that the entrance to the tunnel on the west side is boxed in with sharp turns. The tunnel itself is also low and corrugated, and the riding surface can be slippery. Many children use this tunnel to get to and from school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The easiest partial solution is to add a convex mirror on the west side to help prevent collisions. A second improvement would be to replace the gravel slope on the side of the ramps with a retaining wall to create more room. Ideally the tunnel itself would be rebuilt, perhaps as part of a major restructuring of storm drainage (which would probably have to involve the pumps between the Little League fields and the Covell Blvd. overcrossing, and the slough to the north).<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Bike slowly into this tunnel. Stay on your side of the bike path. Look for opposing traffic when entering or leaving the west side of the tunnel.<br> - <br> - == Hampton Drive ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554706,-121.771933&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The speed bumps on Hampton Drive have cuts in strange places. There is no safety merit to making bicyclists go over these obtrusive speed bumps, but instead of being in the bicycle lanes, the cuts are in the road so that it is easy for half of a car's wheels to go through a cut. Cars are tempted to serve to avoid the cuts, while cyclists are tempted to serve to bike through the cuts. Neither practice is safe for cars or bicyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The speed bumps should be redone so that they go all the away across for cars, and so that they don't extend into the bicycle lanes.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' If there aren't parked cars in the way, you can avoid the speed bumps by swerving to the curb instead of to the middle of the street.<br> - <br> - == Montgomery Avenue ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.53896,-121.710743&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Montgomery Avenue has no proper bicycle lane between Meadowbrook Drive and Danbury Avenue. The road has some significant traffic. Most bicycle fatalities in and near Davis have been high-speed collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles moving in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The entire street should have a bicycle lane.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Use the Putah Creek Park bicycle path instead, or cut across to it.<br> - <br> - == Oak Avenue ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.549487,-121.752761&amp;spn=0.000678,0.000907&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The city dug a half-mile trench in the bike lane on the east side of Oak Avenue, from California to Villanova. The trench was repaved, but the new pavement was not smoothed properly. Bicyclists are tempted to ride in the street or in the car parking area.<br> - <br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Oak Avenue should be repaved properly.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' When going north, go on B street instead or connect to it.<br> - <br> - == Olive Drive and L Street ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. At least four pedestrians have been killed by trains along the half mile of track from L street to Kendall Way (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution. The track should also be fenced from J Street to Pole Line.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though it carries more risk of a minor accident, it carries less risk of a fatal accident. There is a real chance of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis.<br> - <br> - == Pole Line Road and 5th Street ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.548607,-121.726276&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) Cars in the right turn lane in the southeast corner of the intersection have trouble seeing bicyclists coming from the post office.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Add yield or warning signs for both the cars and the bicyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Look carefully to the left, up Pole Line road, before crossing the right turn lane if you are biking from the post office or if you are biking west on 5th Street.<br> - <br> - == Richards Boulevard over I-80 ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540328,-121.736991&amp;spn=0.011715,0.014441&amp;t=h&amp;z=16 Map]) If you are going south through the bicycle tunnel, and especially if you are travelling west on Cowell, then the safe way to cross the freeway is to turn onto Olive Drive or Research Park Drive and then go use the tunnel under the freeway. But many bicyclists don't know this.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Add signs that direct bicyclists to the freeway tunnel.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Know to use the freeway tunnel anyway.<br> - <br> - == Road 32A ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.558911,-121.669408&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Road 32A connects Davis to the Yolo Causeway going to Sacramento for bicyclists. This road has some high-speed traffic and either no bicycle lanes or deteriorated, narrow lanes. Most bicycle fatalities in and near Davis have been high-speed collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles moving in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]). The worst section of this stretch from Covell to Road 105 has recently been repaved with wide lanes and is now much safer. 105 to the Causeway is still fairly narrow and should be used with some caution.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Build bike lanes to the same standard as within city limits, or better yet, a separated bike path.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None, if you want to bike to Sacramento. Wear high-visibility clothing and don't take this route at night.<br> - <br> - == Road 99 ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' Road 99 does not meet minimum safety standards for bicyclists. A bicyclist was killed on this road because of high speeds and lack of room (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Road 102 may not be quite as terrible as Road 99 to get from Woodland to Davis. However, it should not be considered a safe alternative. Certainly you shouldn't bike on these roads in the dark.<br> - <br> - == Road 102 (Extension of Pole Line) ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' Road 102 is not safe for bicyclists once Pole Line ends.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None. Don't use this route in the dark.<br> - <br> - == Russell Boulevard west of Arthur Street ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54664,-121.785639&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) There are no traffic lights or stop signs along the two-mile stretch of ["Russell Boulevard" Russell] west of Arthur Street. It is tricky for bicyclists to cross the street safely. The trees interfere with visibility for motor vehicles on Russell. At night, sometimes the easiest way for a driver to see bicyclists is the flicker that they create in the headlights of oncoming cars.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Several intersections along this road should have traffic lights. At the very least Lake Boulevard should have one.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Be patient when crossing Russell. Look both ways. When crossing at night, make sure that your bicycle has proper lights and reflectors.<br> - <br> - == Shasta Drive and Olympic Drive ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.555441,-121.776272&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle lane inexplicably disappears in the traffic circle on Shasta Drive at the intersection with Olympic Drive.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Rebuild the sidewalk and curb to make room for a bike lane.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Look behind you to see if a car is coming before entering the south side of the traffic circle.<br> - <br> - == Sycamore Lane at Villanova Drive ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556417,-121.765007&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) What looks like a simple T at Sycamore and Villanova is actually a 200-foot-long intersection that also involves Brown Drive and a bike path in Sycamore Park. Visibility and right-of-way are both tricky for bicyclists. Many children go through this intersection to go to and from school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One proposal is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing the south intersection with Sycamore to cars. It would be possible to continue bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. This would simplify the intersection, although connecting from the bike path to Villanova would still be a problem.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' If you are going west on Villanova, stop and look far to the right as well as to the left. The stop at Brown Drive is set back 100 feet from where you are. If you are going east through Sycamore Park, then one solution, even though it is still dubious in light of traffic rules, is to bike 50 feet north on the left side of Sycamore, then cross at the striped crosswalk. Another option is to turn left in Sycamore Park to connect to Brown Drive, then get to Sycamore from Brown Drive and turn left onto Villanova. If you want to enter the bike path in Sycamore Park, check for bicyclists that may be leaving the path at high speed.<br> - <br> - == Villanova Drive at Anderson Road ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556179,-121.758627&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The yellow light is too short for bicyclists to cross ["Anderson Road" Anderson]. The bicycle call button summons a pedestrian walk cycle, which is a partial solution but not enough. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The yellow light should be lengthened, and then the bicycle call button should summon a vehicle light cycle rather than a pedestrian cycle.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you won't make it across. In fact, if you see a green light at all, you probably won't make it unless you are very close to the intersection. Instead, slow down and press the bicycle call button.<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - == Villanova Drive at Carob Place ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556073,-121.754622&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) At the S curve in ["Villanova Drive" Villanova], the sidewalk is wide and the ["Bike Lanes" bicycle lane] is narrow on the north side. Moreover, motor vehicles have less room than usual because the street is divided. Buses in particular have barely enough room. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The sidewalk should be rebuilt to make more room in both the motor vehicle lane and the bicycle lane.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Ride single file and slow down. Another workaround is to ride on the sidewalk; the wide sidewalk once was the only place in Davis that allowed bicycles to ride on it, as a bicycle lane. But it is still important to slow down because riding on the sidewalk has its own hazards.<br> - <br> - = Public school site issues =<br> - <br> - == Bicycle racks at all public schools ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at all public schools in Davis are primitive and range from crowded to badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Davis Joint Unified School District should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all students who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None.<br> - <br> - == Birch Lane Elementary access ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560709,-121.725791&amp;spn=0.005856,0.007982&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) None of the main streets around Birch Lane are marked with bicycle lanes. Students on bicycles mix unsafely with cars on Birch Lane and Temple Drive in particular. Whittier Drive and Baywood Lane are other problem streets.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' A complete solution is not so easy because some of the streets may not be wide enough to support both street parking and full bicycle lanes. Is traffic abatement on Temple a possibility?<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None.<br> - <br> - == Cesar Chavez Elementary through traffic ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554207,-121.75872&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001996&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Adult bicyclists on Anderson mix unsafely with cars at the beginning and end of the school day in front of Cesar Chavez.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Unclear. Maybe the school's traffic guards could be deployed differently to help with this problem.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Connect to Oak Street via Villanova when going south on Anderson. Or take Rutgers to Oeste to Antioch to Oak.<br> - <br> - == Davis Senior High traffic ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.555713,-121.750346&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map] )14th Street from B Street to Oak Avenue is congested with an unsafe mixture of buses, cars, and bicycles in the morning and after school. In the afternoon the problem extends to bicyclists coming from Holmes Junior High.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The high school could make a separated bike path for bicyclists from the bike parking rack to near corner of 14th and Oak. It should have a forked termination, with one branch ending on Oak that could be used to get to school, and the other branch emptying into the bike lane just before the intersection to go home from school. Other new routes should also be studied, and the high school might also make good use of traffic monitors when school starts and ends. Or relocation of bike parking could change or eliminate the problem for high school students. It's less clear what to do for Holmes students.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None.<br> - <br> - == Holmes Junior High west traffic ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557282,-121.739073&amp;spn=0.003062,0.003594&amp;t=h&amp;z=18 Map]) The Drexel bike path west of the main buildings is old and incomplete. As a remedy, students are asked to park in the west lot if they live west of Holmes, but the west bike lot is smaller and more crowded than the main one on the east.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' This bike path should be repaved and widened, and it should be extended all the way to the east bike lot. The path would ideally be offset from the curb so that bicycle traffic does not interfere with car pickup.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Nothing that the traffic monitors don't already tell the kids to do. If you live south or even southwest of campus, you should avoid the mess on Drexel by using L Street instead. Menlo Drive to Hemlock is also an option from certain directions.<br> - <br> - = UC Davis campus =<br> - <br> - == Bainer Hall and Roessler Hall ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537183,-121.752222&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The placement of the drain also makes this space slippery for bicyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' This space should be redesigned to be safe for bicyclists. The easiest partial solution would be a convex mirror opposite the corner of Bainer.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' There are three ways to go past Roessler Hall to get to MSB, South California, and various engineering buildings. The path across the front of Bainer has the least visibility and the sharpest turns. You can instead go across the north side of Roessler, or between Roessler and Physics/Geology.<br> - <br> - == California Avenue traffic circles ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542548,-121.753039&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) California Avenue is cambered for drainage as most roads are, but this creates a reverse bank in the traffic circles. It is then easier for bicyclists to fall when turning in these traffic circles.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Drainage in the traffic circles should be changed. Ideally there would be a drain in the middle of each of these traffic circles and the camber could be eliminated or reversed. Even without this, some portions of these traffic circles have more camber than necessary.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Slow down in the traffic circles. This is something that you should do anyway.<br> - <br> - == UC Davis Arboretum, east end ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at some industrial buildings, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property. There has been a fatal accident at this train crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> - <br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The campus and local property owners should mark the directions that most bicyclists shouldn't go, and it should pave the 50-foot dirt stretch that connects to the north fork of the path and the good path for commuters.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is there is only private property on the other side, and it isn't a safe crossing either. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side.<br> - <br> - == La Rue north tunnel ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the sewer cover on the ramp is the single worst spot.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Repave the tunnel floor and the ramp to the east of the tunnel.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Nothing all that great. Pay attention and don't bike too fast when you go up the east ramp, even though the ramp is steep. Do not veer onto the left half of the ramp, but don't go to the right of the last sewer cover because the pit there is bad.<br> - <br> - == La Rue and Russell ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.546075,-121.758535&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The right turn from northbound LaRue to eastbound Russell is marked with 2 yields; the first to yield to the bike path and the second to yield to the cars on Russell. This first yield is clearly ambiguous for automobiles and thus becomes a hazard for cyclists. Most disturbing are the southbound Anderson cyclists turning left on the bike path. Also, westbound and northbound bikes pile up at the triangle during peak hours.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' As of 11/02/08, UCD TAPS is considering three solutions in response to cyclists' concerns. (1) Temporary signs to emphasize the yield to turning cars. (2) A longer right turn stop light so that right turning cars will yield generally but stop when the Anderson south/eastbound left turn arrow is engaged. (3) Reconfigure the right turn: Remove the triangle and yield, and ultimately reconfigure the bike path east of the intersection. This would force the cars turning right to come to a full stop before making the turn. It would also remove the issue of bicycles queueing on the triangle and blocking other bicycle traffic.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' If you are coming from the Russell bike path, slow down and look carefully down La Rue for cars turning right. If you are coming from Anderson, there is no workaround.<br> - <br> - == UC Davis Arboretum / Lake Spafford ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537701,-121.746519&amp;spn=0.006126,0.007188&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) Stretches of the bike paths alongside North Putah Creek and Lake Spafford are narrow and provide little protection from falling into the creek. The worst spots are under the bridges, such as the Mrak Hall Drive bridge.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The dangerous parts of these paths should either be closed to bicycle traffic, or they should be set up with guard fencing to keep bicyclists from falling into the creek. A few of the sharp turns should also be redesigned to make more room. Some of the ramps are also quite steep and they should either be redesigned, or closed to bicycle traffic, or warnings should be posted for bicyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' The Putah Creek path is fun, but it is not necessary to commute to campus. A safe and easy path runs parallel to the Putah Creek paths, from the train tunnel to Hutchison Drive. If you do want to enjoy the Putah Creek path by bike, don't try to enjoy it at night. In addition to being narrow and unguarded, parts are also poorly lit.<br> - <br> - == South California Avenue extension ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.536818,-121.752092&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) The bike path just past the end of South California Avenue, and around the west side of Roessler, has rough pavement. Moreover, this stretch is poorly lit at night.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Repave this part of the campus bike path system, and possibly add one more lamp. It appears that the part of South California Avenue that cars can use has been repaved much more recently than the part north of the posts.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Nothing other than to bike slowly in this spot. It is also near the problem area between Bainer and Roessler.<br> - <br> - == Traffic circle at Housing Admin and Soccer Field ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542759,-121.756201&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The triangles on the south and east side of this traffic circle are too wide, so that east-bound traffic and traffic from the south crosses instead of merging. This defeats the function of a traffic circle.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The triangles should be made smaller. Ideally the intersection would be reshaped to create more functional traffic space.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Slow down when entering the south half of the traffic circle. Traffic here is predictably hazardous between classes.<br> - <br> - = Inconveniences =<br> - <br> - == Covell Boulevard ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' The bike path on the north side of Covell from Sycamore to F Street is old. It has a lot of tree roots and some also some pits and potholes.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The bike path should be repaved. There are modern engineering methods, for instance porous asphalt, that in some situations can reduce the conflict between these paved paths and tree roots.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' The bike path on the south side of Covell, where it exists, is in much better condition. Many bicyclists use the bicycle lanes on Covell instead, which is a fast and smooth alternative. However, most bicycle fatalities in Davis are high-speed collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles travelling in the same direction (see ["Tragic Events"]), and one of these (Peter G. Kauffman) was on West Covell.<br> - <br> - == F Street and Villanova ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557013,-121.743297&amp;spn=0.000677,0.000907&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The safe way to turn left from F Street to Villanova is to use the pedestrian call button. But the button is set too far away from the street and newspaper boxes are in front of it.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Add another button for bicyclists.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Use the curb cut there to get to the button, then complete a 3-point U-turn to cross the street.<br> - <br> - == Marketplace Shopping Center ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks are too small, many of them have too little room, and they are the less secure, old-fashioned variety.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Whoever controls The Marketplace should install the modern slanted racks, like the ones in Oak Tree Plaza, with enough room to park comfortably.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None. The rack on the south side of Long's Drugs at least has more room.<br> - <br> - == Marketplace Shopping Center and Oak Tree Plaza ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' It is easy for bicyclists to mix with parking lot traffic in both of these shopping centers.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Whoever controls ["The Marketplace"] and ["Oak Tree Plaza"] should mark routes for bicycles.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Bike around the edge of the parking lot instead of through the middle. Curb cuts from the Covell bike path to the corners of The Marketplace lot are available at Big 5 Sporting Goods and at Panda Express.<br> - <br> - At Oak Tree Plaza, there is an important curb cut in the back that connects Nugget bike parking to Claremont Drive. Otherwise bike around the edge; if coming from the west on Covell, use the first motor vehicle entrance. If coming from the east on Covell, use the entrance next to Long's Drugs. From Pole Line you can use this entrance or enter from Claremont.<br> - <br> - == Putah Creek Park bike path and I-80 tunnel ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537903,-121.7352&amp;spn=0.005858,0.007221&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) If you want to go from the Putah Creek Park bike path to the I-80 tunnel, you have to take a detour along Da Vinci Court, Research Park Drive, and West Chiles Road.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' In theory, the bike path could extend more-or-less directly west from Putah Creek Park to the I-80 bicycle tunnel. The problem is that it would have to cut through private property. Would it be possible to discuss the prospects of a city land purchase or an easement in this area?<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' For the forseeable future, the detour is the workaround.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem was:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the ["Davis Art Center"]) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing might be adequate if it were rarely used, but it is the only route to West Davis that is close to the H Street tunnel and that does not cut through private property. Many Holmes Junior High students go through here.<br> + <br> + '''Solution applied:''' ([http://cityofdavis.org/pw/CIP/cip.cfm?cip=FEAE4A60-1143-EEBD-B00C4984C2C251EC City Project CIP8194]) The city has long been aware of this problem. On November 12, 2008, it began relocating the existing F Street crossing 200 feet to the south and (for pedestrians) adding a sidewalk on the west side of F Street.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' It used to be that you had to be very cautious due to the proximity with the intersection of F and Covell. If you were going north on F street and you wanted to turn left at the Arts Center, then it was safer to cross F at the light at 14th Street and take the bike path that began there.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2009-01-13 18:28:44SteveMcMahoncapitalization and accuracy fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=1st+and+c,+davis,+ca+95616&amp;sll=38.54152,-121.742801&amp;sspn=0.001055,0.002272&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.541587,-121.742871&amp;spn=0.00211,0.004544&amp;z=18&amp;iwloc=addr Map]) Between B and D Streets, the bike path on the South side of 1st Street passes through an avenue that is nearly completely unlit at night, directly in front of several residential porches. Pedestrians and bikes without lights are nearly invisible at night. <span>O</span>live <span>T</span>rees hide cyclists from traffic on 1st -- and hide 1st Street traffic from cyclists. The tiny, nearly hidden "Yield" signs on the bike path completely fail to communicate to cyclists that they do not have the right of way, and that their lives are at serious risk if they proceed through the intersection without very careful examination of largely hidden traffic from four directions.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Avoid this bike path as a potential death trap. Instead, take the well-lit and car-free path that <span>goe</span>s South of Aggie Village.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' This bike path cannot be rescued without taking out two blocks of heritage <span>O</span>live trees. Instead, restripe 1st Street with bicycle lanes and employ traffic calming measures to stop cars from treating this part of downtown like a highway on/off ramp. Turn the bike path into a sidewalk. In the interim, post signs warning that this is a blind intersection. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=1st+and+c,+davis,+ca+95616&amp;sll=38.54152,-121.742801&amp;sspn=0.001055,0.002272&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.541587,-121.742871&amp;spn=0.00211,0.004544&amp;z=18&amp;iwloc=addr Map]) Between B and D Streets, the bike path on the South side of 1st Street passes through an avenue that is nearly completely unlit at night, directly in front of several residential porches. Pedestrians and bikes without lights are nearly invisible at night. <span>Mature o</span>live <span>t</span>rees hide cyclists from traffic on 1st -- and hide 1st Street traffic from cyclists. The tiny, nearly hidden "Yield" signs on the bike path <span>at C St. </span>completely fail to communicate to cyclists that they do not have the right of way, and that their lives are at serious risk if they proceed through the intersection without very careful examination of largely hidden traffic from four directions.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Avoid this bike path as a potential death trap. Instead, take the well-lit and car-free path that <span>run</span>s South of Aggie Village.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' This bike path cannot be rescued without taking out two blocks of heritage <span>o</span>live trees. Instead, restripe 1st Street with bicycle lanes and employ traffic calming measures to stop cars from treating this part of downtown like a highway on/off ramp. Turn the bike path into a sidewalk. In the interim, post signs warning that this is a blind intersection. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2009-01-13 18:25:57SteveMcMahonAdding 1st &amp; C Hazard to list <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == 1st Street at Aggie Village ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=1st+and+c,+davis,+ca+95616&amp;sll=38.54152,-121.742801&amp;sspn=0.001055,0.002272&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.541587,-121.742871&amp;spn=0.00211,0.004544&amp;z=18&amp;iwloc=addr Map]) Between B and D Streets, the bike path on the South side of 1st Street passes through an avenue that is nearly completely unlit at night, directly in front of several residential porches. Pedestrians and bikes without lights are nearly invisible at night. Olive Trees hide cyclists from traffic on 1st -- and hide 1st Street traffic from cyclists. The tiny, nearly hidden "Yield" signs on the bike path completely fail to communicate to cyclists that they do not have the right of way, and that their lives are at serious risk if they proceed through the intersection without very careful examination of largely hidden traffic from four directions.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Avoid this bike path as a potential death trap. Instead, take the well-lit and car-free path that goes South of Aggie Village.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' This bike path cannot be rescued without taking out two blocks of heritage Olive trees. Instead, restripe 1st Street with bicycle lanes and employ traffic calming measures to stop cars from treating this part of downtown like a highway on/off ramp. Turn the bike path into a sidewalk. In the interim, post signs warning that this is a blind intersection.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2009-01-01 13:36:21GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 374: </td> <td> Line 374: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * The Tragic Events page suggests to me that an at-grade crossing is a bad idea, and I have also heard that the train company says that an at-grade crossing is unacceptable. More people have been killed by trains just along the section of track near Olive Drive than have died in bicycle accidents in the entire city. Not only does Olive Drive need a bicycle tunnel, the train tracks should be fenced off. <span>~~~~</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * The Tragic Events page suggests to me that an at-grade crossing is a bad idea, and I have also heard that the train company says that an at-grade crossing is unacceptable. More people have been killed by trains just along the section of track near Olive Drive than have died in bicycle accidents in the entire city. Not only does Olive Drive need a bicycle tunnel, the train tracks should be fenced off. <span>&nbsp;--["Users/GregKuperberg"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2009-01-01 13:35:08GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 373: </td> <td> Line 373: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * The Tragic Events page suggests to me that an at-grade crossing is a bad idea, and I have also heard that the train company says that an at-grade crossing is unacceptable. More people have been killed by trains just along the section of track near Olive Drive than have died in bicycle accidents in the entire city. Not only does Olive Drive need a bicycle tunnel, the train tracks should be fenced off. ~~~~</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-30 14:37:50DavidPooleComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 371: </td> <td> Line 371: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-12-30 14:37:50'' [[nbsp]] Re: Olive and L, why not an at grade crossing, considering it would entail less costs than an underpass tunnel, it might be a better solution. Though there are also general problems with Olive drive, the speeding cars around a relatively blind corner and the often blocked bike paths, not the worst place in Davis, but far from the safest. --["Users/DavidPoole"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 22:48:19GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, <span>it'</span>s <span>even more import</span>a<span>nt t</span>o remember the most important bicycling safety step that ''you'' control: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, <span>you </span>s<span>hould</span> a<span>ls</span>o remember the most important bicycling safety step that ''you'' control: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 22:47:35GregKuperbergI meant number one; but this phrasing is better <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the bicycling safety step ''you'' control: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the <span>most important </span>bicycling safety step<span>&nbsp;that</span> ''you'' control: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 22:30:51DougWalterpick a number... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the <span>number </span>bicycling safety step: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the bicycling safety step<span>&nbsp;''you'' control</span>: '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 22:03:15GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 187: </td> <td> Line 187: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you <span>probably </span>won't make it. In fact, if you see a green light at all, you probably won't make it unless you are very close to the intersection. Instead, slow down and press the bicycle call button. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you won't make it<span>&nbsp;across</span>. In fact, if you see a green light at all, you probably won't make it unless you are very close to the intersection. Instead, slow down and press the bicycle call button.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 22:02:31GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 187: </td> <td> Line 187: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you probably won't make it. Instead, slow down and press the bicycle call button. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' If you see a green light turn yellow at this intersection when you are on Villanova, you probably won't make it. In<span>&nbsp;fact, if you see a green light at all, you probably won't make it unless you are very close to the intersection. In</span>stead, slow down and press the bicycle call button.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 20:59:10GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the number bicycling safety step: '''Wear a helmet'''. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the number bicycling safety step: '''Wear a <span>["Bicycle Helmets" </span>helmet<span>]</span>'''. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 20:56:39GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Covell Boulevard and 113 == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Covell Boulevard and <span>Highway </span>113 == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 20:55:19GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Covell Boulevard and 113 ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.56112,-121.767111&amp;spn=0.000731,0.00105&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The stop light for bicyclists on the bike path crossing the entrance ramp to 113 North is not a bicycle traffic. Instead, it is a normal traffic light with a blind so that the cars don't see it.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The light should be replaced by a bicycle traffic light.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Remember that that light is for bicyclists even though it isn't standard for Davis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:45:37GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 167: </td> <td> Line 167: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One proposal is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing the south intersection with Sycamore to cars. It would be possible to continue bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. This would simplify the intersection, although connect<span>ed</span> from the bike path to Villanova would still be a problem. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One proposal is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing the south intersection with Sycamore to cars. It would be possible to continue bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. This would simplify the intersection, although connect<span>ing</span> from the bike path to Villanova would still be a problem.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:45:18GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 167: </td> <td> Line 167: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One <span>idea</span> is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing <span>off car egress to</span> Sycamore <span>on the southern end of the road</span>. It would be possible to <span>maintain</span> bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. Th<span>e T at S</span>y<span>camore and</span> Villanova would <span>become simple with this change</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One <span>proposal</span> is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing <span>the south intersection with</span> Sycamore <span>to cars</span>. It would be possible to <span>continue</span> bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. Th<span>is would simplif</span>y<span>&nbsp;the intersection, although connected from the bike path to</span> Villanova would <span>still be a problem</span>.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:40:52GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaroun<span>d, unless the F Street crossing between 14th and Covell becomes sufficiently upgrade</span>d. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:40:16GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street<span>, or a sufficiently upgraded F Street crossing between 14th and Covell</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:34:44GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south. '''Update:''' A new crossing has been constructed approximately 70 meters south of the old one. Whether the ["Davis Bike Loop"] will be updated to take this new route is yet to be seen.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Solution:''' ([http://cityofdavis.org/pw/CIP/cip.cfm?cip=FEAE4A60-1143-EEBD-B00C4984C2C251EC City Project CIP8194]) The city has long been aware of this problem. On November 12, 2008, it began relocating the existing F Street crossing 200 feet to the south and (for pedestrians) adding a sidewalk on the west side of F Street.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 19:18:58DougWalterYou're right, and more people saw a problem <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 357: </td> <td> Line 357: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Well, I should have waited to comment, or searched the web, because (as noted) the City has [http://cityofdavis.org/pw/CIP/cip.cfm?cip=FEAE4A60-1143-EEBD-B00C4984C2C251EC started] relocating the crossing further south. They also mention that the two left turn lanes from westbound Covell Blvd. help create a hazardous situation at the current crossing. So I'll bow to traffic statistics and a larger data pool than my own observations. Thanks, Greg, for modifying this page and for being concerned! --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 17:35:38GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the number bicycling safety step: Wear a helmet. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the number bicycling safety step: <span>'''</span>Wear a helmet<span>'''</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 15:17:32GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Also, while the city bicycling hazards are an important topic, it's even more important to remember the number bicycling safety step: Wear a helmet.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-06 11:53:35DougWalterComplex situation so fix to H St Bike Tunnel expensive <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.558258,-121.742309&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle tunnel under the train tracks here was built a<span>t minimum</span> cost. The biggest problem is that the entrance to the tunnel on the west side is boxed in with sharp turns. The tunnel itself is also low and corrugated, and the <span>tunnel</span> can be slippery. Many children use this tunnel to get to and from school.<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' The easiest partial solution is to add a convex mirror on the west side to help prevent collisions. A second improvement would be to replace the gravel slope on the side of the ramps with a retaining wall to create more room. Ideally the tunnel itself would be rebuilt<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problems:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=38.558258,-121.742309&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;z=20 Map]) The <span>["H Street Bike Tunnel" </span>bicycle tunnel<span>]</span> under the train tracks here was built a<span>s an expansion of an existing drainage culvert, at relatively low</span> cost. The biggest problem is that the entrance to the tunnel on the west side is boxed in with sharp turns. The tunnel itself is also low and corrugated, and the <span>riding surface</span> can be slippery. Many children use this tunnel to get to and from school.<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' The easiest partial solution is to add a convex mirror on the west side to help prevent collisions. A second improvement would be to replace the gravel slope on the side of the ramps with a retaining wall to create more room. Ideally the tunnel itself would be rebuilt<span>, perhaps as part of a major restructuring of storm drainage (which would probably have to involve the pumps between the Little League fields and the Covell Blvd. overcrossing, and the slough to the north).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 18:01:44WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south. '''Update:''' A new crossing has been constructed approximately 70 meters south of the old one. Whether the ["Davis Bike Loop"] will be updated to take this new route is yet to be seen.<span>'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south. '''Update:''' A new crossing has been constructed approximately 70 meters south of the old one. Whether the ["Davis Bike Loop"] will be updated to take this new route is yet to be seen. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 18:00:33WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south.<span>&nbsp;'''Update:''' A new crossing has been constructed approximately 70 meters south of the old one. Whether the ["Davis Bike Loop"] will be updated to take this new route is yet to be seen.'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 15:22:36GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 246: </td> <td> Line 246: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at <span>an</span> industrial building, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at <span>some</span> industrial building<span>s</span>, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;There has been a fatal accident at this train crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 14:52:05GregKuperbergComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 351: </td> <td> Line 351: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-12-05 14:52:05'' [[nbsp]] Hi Doug. There is a real problem at F Street and the Davis Arts Center. Drivers that have just turned right from the light at Covell have to stop suddenly for the bicyclists crossing there. It doesn't feel right when children bike there without adult cyclists with them. Child-proofing the bicycle system is a tough standard. But I made the solution discussion to less dogmatic, to reflect your objection.<br> + --["Users/GregKuperberg"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 14:47:38GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Workaround:''' Slow down and look both ways. Do not rush into the street from either direction. It is especially easy to make this mistake coming from the west, or turning left from the south.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Workaround:''' Slow down and look both ways. Do not rush into the street from either direction. If you are going north on F street and you want to turn left at the Arts Center, then it's safer to cross F at the light at 14th Street and take the bike path that begins there.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 14:42:37GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Solution:''' The crossing should be moved north to become part of the intersection of Covell and F.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Solution:''' It is difficult to improve this crossing in its current location, 200 feet south of the intersection of Covell and F. The crossing could be moved into the intersection (which could create other problems), or it could be moved further south.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 14:36:59GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the ["Davis Art Center"]) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the ["Davis Art Center"]) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The crossing might be adequate if it were rarely used, but it is the only route to West Davis that is close to the H Street tunnel and that does not cut through private property. Many Holmes Junior High students go through here.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 10:48:33walkandbikeTook out a redundancy. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - For urgent, in-progress safety violations, please call 911.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-05 10:47:43walkandbikeIncluded the Citizen Respone Manager website. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- To bring a hazard or issue to the attention of ["City of Davis" City staff], please email the ["Public Works" Public Works Department] at [[Mailto(pwweb@cityofdavis.org)]]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ To bring a hazard or issue to the attention of ["City of Davis" City staff], please visit [http://cityofdavis.org/crm/]. You can enter in the issue and characterize it if possible. This request system should not be used for emergency or serious problems. Call 911 for emergencies or the City after hours support line 530-747-5400.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 21:30:43DougWalterMy suggestion, which has been made to Public Works <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 163: </td> <td> Line 163: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Solution:''' The intersection should be redesigned somehow. One idea is to make Brown Drive a "J" instead of a "U" by closing off car egress to Sycamore on the southern end of the road. It would be possible to maintain bike, pedestrian, and emergency access. This would be a major change for residents of Brown, but they would still be able to drive up to the northern intersection with Sycamore. The T at Sycamore and Villanova would become simple with this change.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 181: </td> <td> Line 181: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Ride single file and slow down. Another workaround is to ride on the sidewalk; <span>rumor has it that the wide sidewalk was once intended</span> as a bicycle lane. But it is still important to slow down because riding on the sidewalk has its own hazards. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Ride single file and slow down. Another workaround is to ride on the sidewalk; <span>the wide sidewalk once was the only place in Davis that allowed bicycles to ride on it,</span> as a bicycle lane. But it is still important to slow down because riding on the sidewalk has its own hazards. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 21:21:33DougWalterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 348: </td> <td> Line 348: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-12-04 21:21:33'' [[nbsp]] Sorry, but I disagree: the first instance I looked at (because I needed to gnome the heading) turns out NOT to be a "problem." I refer to the crossing of F Street just next to the Davis Art Center. In fact, this crossing was put there to serve both bike network traffic and the Little League fields; it is quite "well protected" for a bike crossing, with raised "bulb outs" when you start to cross, and a "refuge" island in the middle of the street (with a neon green bike crossing sign). Whatever "not fully safe" is supposed to mean, I don't know. Certainly, if you ban cars from F Street and pedestrians from the crossing, it would be a lot safer. But seriously folks... integrate the crossing with the F and Covell intersection and you're not serving the pedestrians and bikes going to the Little League fields, and you're making cross-town bikers wait for a light instead of crossing when traffic breaks (or isn't there). My 2ยข is leave it alone! --["Users/DougWalter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 21:14:10DougWalterCorrected name so it could link to page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == F Street crossing at Davis Art<span>s</span> Center ==<br> <span>-</span> <br> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the Davis Art<span>s</span> Center) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F. </td> <td> <span>+</span> == F Street crossing at Davis Art Center ==<br> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the <span>["</span>Davis Art Center<span>"]</span>) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 20:20:27JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To bring a hazard or issue to the attention of City <span>staff</span>, please email the Public Works Department [pwweb@cityofdavis.org]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To bring a hazard or issue to the attention of <span>["</span>City <span>of Davis" City staff]</span>, please email the <span>["</span>Public Works<span>" Public Works</span> Department<span>] at</span> [<span>[Mailto(</span>pwweb@cityofdavis.org<span>)]</span>]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 14:50:00walkandbikeAdded contact info for reporting. More effective than posting it and waiting. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> T<span>he best wa</span>y <span>to bring a hazard or issue to the attention of City staff is to</span> email the Public Works Department [pwweb@cityofdavis.org]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress. </td> <td> <span>+</span> T<span>o bring a hazard or issue to the attention of Cit</span>y <span>staff, please</span> email the Public Works Department [pwweb@cityofdavis.org]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-04 14:47:02walkandbike <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + For urgent, in-progress safety violations, please call 911.<br> + <br> + The best way to bring a hazard or issue to the attention of City staff is to email the Public Works Department [pwweb@cityofdavis.org]. This is the fastest way to make sure the appropriate department, division or staff hears about the issue, and creates a digital "paper trail" to track progress.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-02 07:55:48GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution<span>, even though it's not cheap</span>. Th<span>is fatality-pron</span>e<span>&nbsp;section of</span> track should also be fenced t<span>o </span>re<span>duc</span>e<span>&nbsp;</span>t<span>he temptation</span> to <span>wa</span>l<span>k</span> <span>o</span>n <span>it.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution. The track should also be fenced <span>from J S</span>treet to <span>Po</span>l<span>e</span> <span>Li</span>n<span>e.<br> +</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-02 07:50:33GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though <span>th</span>e risk of a minor accident<span>&nbsp;may be greater</span>, <span>the</span> risk of a fatal accident<span>&nbsp;is lower</span>. There is a real <span>risk</span> of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though <span>it carries mor</span>e risk of a minor accident, <span>it carries less</span> risk of a fatal accident. There is a real <span>chance</span> of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-02 07:47:51GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. At least four pedestrians have been killed by trains along th<span>is stretch</span> of track (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. At least four pedestrians have been killed by trains along th<span>e half mile</span> of track<span>&nbsp;from L street to Kendall Way</span> (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-02 07:46:11GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 93: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution, even though it's not cheap. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution, even though it's not cheap.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This fatality-prone section of track should also be fenced to reduce the temptation to walk on it.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 23:17:34GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. <span>In</span> f<span>act, in 1998 a pedestrian died at this ro</span>g<span>ue crossing</span> (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. <span>At least</span> f<span>our pedestrians have been killed by trains alon</span>g<span>&nbsp;this stretch of track</span> (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 22:17:22GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 135: </td> <td> Line 135: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' None. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' None.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Don't use this route in the dark.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 22:16:00GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 120: </td> <td> Line 120: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Road 99 ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' Road 99 does not meet minimum safety standards for bicyclists. A bicyclist was killed on this road because of high speeds and lack of room (see ["Tragic Events"]).<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Road 102 may not be quite as terrible as Road 99 to get from Woodland to Davis. However, it should not be considered a safe alternative. Certainly you shouldn't bike on these roads in the dark.<br> + <br> + == Road 102 (Extension of Pole Line) ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' Road 102 is not safe for bicyclists once Pole Line ends.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The city of Davis is aware that there is no safe bicycle route from Woodland to Davis and it is laying plans to make one. In the meantime, it might make a lot of sense for motor vehicles as well to reduce speeds on some of the mile grid roads that run parallel to Highway 113 anyway. These roads are among the most dangerous for motor vehicles in Yolo County as well as for cyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 22:01:03GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. In fact, in 1998 a <span>Davis resident</span> died at this rogue crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. In fact, in 1998 a <span>pedestrian</span> died at this rogue crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:58:49GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street<span>, for instance due east from F Street</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:48:49GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 249: </td> <td> Line 249: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' The dangerous parts of these paths should either be closed to bicycle traffic, or they should be set up with guard fencing to keep bicyclists from falling into the creek. A few of the sharp turns should also be redesigned to make more room. Some of the ramps are also quite steep and they should either be redesigned, or warnings should be posted <span>that people should bike carefully</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' The dangerous parts of these paths should either be closed to bicycle traffic, or they should be set up with guard fencing to keep bicyclists from falling into the creek. A few of the sharp turns should also be redesigned to make more room. Some of the ramps are also quite steep and they should either be redesigned, or <span>closed to bicycle traffic, or </span>warnings should be posted <span>for bicyclists</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:46:37GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 163: </td> <td> Line 163: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Bicycle racks at all public schools<span>.</span> == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Bicycle racks at all public schools == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:45:47GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules. </td> <td> <span>+ '</span>''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:45:33GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == F Street crossing at Davis Arts Center ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560034,-121.74486&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The bicycle/pedestrian crossing on F Street from Little League Ball Park to Community Park (at the Davis Arts Center) is not well protected and not fully safe. The crossing is just south of the intersection of Covell and F.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The crossing should be moved north to become part of the intersection of Covell and F.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Slow down and look both ways. Do not rush into the street from either direction. It is especially easy to make this mistake coming from the west, or turning left from the south.<br> + <br> + == F Street connecting to H Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.557204,-121.742812&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001993&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Many students bike from F Street through the H Street tunnel to Holmes Junior High, but there is no logical connection from F to H. The city bicycle path connects to the unsafe and inconvenient F Street crossing at the Davis Arts Center. The best route is through the parking lot just south of F Street. This is a logical route going west from school, but it requires either an unprotected left turn or biking the wrong way on the east side of F Street going to school.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Some kind of easement for a good bike path between the apartment buildings on F Street, for instance due east from F Street.<br> + <br> + ''Workaround:''' The parking lot south of F seems to be the best workaround. Bicycling south for 150 feet on the east side of F feels like the safest route to school, even though it is against traffic rules.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:24:02GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. In fact, a Davis resident died at this rogue crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. In fact, <span>in 1998 </span>a Davis resident died at this rogue crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:23:38GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though the risk of a minor accident may be greater, the risk of a fatal accident is lower. There is a real risk of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis<span>&nbsp;(see ["Tragic Events"])</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though the risk of a minor accident may be greater, the risk of a fatal accident is lower. There is a real risk of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:23:28GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;In fact, a Davis resident died at this rogue crossing (see ["Tragic Events"]).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 21:12:54GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Olive Drive and L Street ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.544601,-121.733378&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) There is no direct access across the railroad tracks from Olive Drive to L Street. Cyclists on Olive Drive are tempted to carry bicycles over the tracks to the corner of 2nd and L.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' A bicycle tunnel, either from Olive to L or from Hickory Lane to 2nd Street, is the only reasonable solution, even though it's not cheap.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Find the patience to go through the Richards Boulevard tunnel and then downtown instead. This is not safe either, because there are a lot of cars along this route. But even though the risk of a minor accident may be greater, the risk of a fatal accident is lower. There is a real risk of getting killed by a train, but there is no record of bicyclists or pedestrians getting killed in downtown Davis (see ["Tragic Events"]).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-12-01 20:56:47GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Hampton Drive ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554706,-121.771933&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000996&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The speed bumps on Hampton Drive have cuts in strange places. There is no safety merit to making bicyclists go over these obtrusive speed bumps, but instead of being in the bicycle lanes, the cuts are in the road so that it is easy for half of a car's wheels to go through a cut. Cars are tempted to serve to avoid the cuts, while cyclists are tempted to serve to bike through the cuts. Neither practice is safe for cars or bicyclists.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The speed bumps should be redone so that they go all the away across for cars, and so that they don't extend into the bicycle lanes.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' If there aren't parked cars in the way, you can avoid the speed bumps by swerving to the curb instead of to the middle of the street.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-30 20:17:44GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 140: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560709,-121.725791&amp;spn=0.005856,0.007982&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) None of the main streets around Birch Lane are marked with bicycle lanes. Students on bicycles mix unsafely with cars on Bir<span>t</span>h Lane and Temple Drive in particular. Whittier Drive and Baywood Lane are other problem streets. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560709,-121.725791&amp;spn=0.005856,0.007982&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) None of the main streets around Birch Lane are marked with bicycle lanes. Students on bicycles mix unsafely with cars on Bir<span>c</span>h Lane and Temple Drive in particular. Whittier Drive and Baywood Lane are other problem streets. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-30 07:19:23DavidRobinson"Birth" Lane to "Birch" Lane. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 138: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Bir<span>t</span>h Lane Elementary access == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Bir<span>c</span>h Lane Elementary access == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-30 06:28:13TheAmazingLarry(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 290: </td> <td> Line 290: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I would also consider putting squirrels in the hazard category as I've had multiple instances in which they've seemingly aimed for my wheels while I'm biking. Luckily I've been able to dodge them all though, because I would hate to have to pick squirrel head out of my spokes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-29 23:29:33DavidGrundlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 290: </td> <td> Line 290: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-11-29 23:29:33'' [[nbsp]] Where is "Birth Lane" ? --["Users/DavidGrundler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-29 22:36:38GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 146: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Cesar Chavez through traffic == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Cesar Chavez<span>&nbsp;Elementary</span> through traffic == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-29 22:34:32GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 130: </td> <td> Line 130: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Davis Senior High bicycle racks ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. The Da Vinci bike lot in particular is in a state of crisis.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ == Bicycle racks at all public schools. ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at all public schools in Davis are primitive and range from crowded to badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 138: </td> <td> Line 138: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Birth Lane Elementary access ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.560709,-121.725791&amp;spn=0.005856,0.007982&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map]) None of the main streets around Birch Lane are marked with bicycle lanes. Students on bicycles mix unsafely with cars on Birth Lane and Temple Drive in particular. Whittier Drive and Baywood Lane are other problem streets.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' A complete solution is not so easy because some of the streets may not be wide enough to support both street parking and full bicycle lanes. Is traffic abatement on Temple a possibility?<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Cesar Chavez through traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.554207,-121.75872&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001996&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Adult bicyclists on Anderson mix unsafely with cars at the beginning and end of the school day in front of Cesar Chavez.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Unclear. Maybe the school's traffic guards could be deployed differently to help with this problem.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Connect to Oak Street via Villanova when going south on Anderson. Or take Rutgers to Oeste to Antioch to Oak.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 145: </td> <td> Line 161: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == Holmes Junior High bicycle racks ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Holmes Junior High are primitive and somewhat overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' Davis Joint Unified School District should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all students who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-26 08:26:13RussellReagan <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 180: </td> <td> Line 180: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == <span>L</span>a<span>ke</span> <span>Spaff</span>or<span>d</span>, east end == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == <span>UC D</span>a<span>vis</span> <span>Arb</span>or<span>etum</span>, east end == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 204: </td> <td> Line 204: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == <span>N</span>ort<span>h P</span>u<span>tah Creek</span> / Lake Spafford == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == <span>UC Davis Arb</span>or<span>e</span>tu<span>m</span> / Lake Spafford == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:23:23GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 148: </td> <td> Line 148: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Holmes Junior High are primitive and somewhat overcrowded. Many <span>children</span> would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Holmes Junior High are primitive and somewhat overcrowded. Many <span>students</span> would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:21:33GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' <span>The City o</span>f D<span>a</span>v<span>is should expand and improv</span>e bicycle racks at its public schools until all <span>children</span> who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' <span>Davis Joint Uni</span>f<span>ied School</span> D<span>istrict should expand and impro</span>ve bicycle racks at its public schools until all <span>students</span> who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:21:02GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many students would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The Da Vinci bike lot in particular is in a state of crisis.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:20:34GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many <span>children</span> would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many <span>students</span> would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:20:18GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 134: </td> <td> Line 134: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' <span>The City o</span>f D<span>a</span>v<span>is should expand and improv</span>e bicycle racks at its public schools until all <span>children</span> who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' <span>Davis Joint Uni</span>f<span>ied School</span> D<span>istrict should expand and impro</span>ve bicycle racks at its public schools until all <span>students</span> who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-24 20:19:57GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Public school issues = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Public school <span>site </span>issues = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-21 07:23:59GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 222: </td> <td> Line 222: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542759,-121.756201&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=<span>19</span> Map]) The triangles on the south and east side of this traffic circle are too wide, so that east-bound traffic and traffic from the south crosses instead of merging. This defeats the function of a traffic circle. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542759,-121.756201&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=<span>20</span> Map]) The triangles on the south and east side of this traffic circle are too wide, so that east-bound traffic and traffic from the south crosses instead of merging. This defeats the function of a traffic circle. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-21 07:21:59GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 211: </td> <td> Line 211: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == South California Avenue extension ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.536818,-121.752092&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) The bike path just past the end of South California Avenue, and around the west side of Roessler, has rough pavement. Moreover, this stretch is poorly lit at night.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' Repave this part of the campus bike path system, and possibly add one more lamp. It appears that the part of South California Avenue that cars can use has been repaved much more recently than the part north of the posts.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Nothing other than to bike slowly in this spot. It is also near the problem area between Bainer and Roessler.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-21 07:11:59GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 166: </td> <td> Line 166: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537183,-121.752222&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The d<span>esign of the drainage</span> also makes this space slippery for bicyclists. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537183,-121.752222&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The <span>placement of the </span>d<span>rain</span> also makes this space slippery for bicyclists. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-21 07:09:25GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 186: </td> <td> Line 186: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is <span>not a safe cross and </span>there is only private property on the other side. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is there is only private property on the other side<span>, and it isn't a safe crossing either</span>. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-17 00:05:03GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 156: </td> <td> Line 156: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557282,-121.739073&amp;spn=0.003062,0.003594&amp;t=h&amp;z=18 Map]) The Drexel bike path west of the main buildings<span>,</span> is old and incomplete. As a remedy, students are asked to park in the west lot if they live west of Holmes, but the bike lot <span>here </span>is smaller and more crowded than the <span>other one.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557282,-121.739073&amp;spn=0.003062,0.003594&amp;t=h&amp;z=18 Map]) The Drexel bike path west of the main buildings is old and incomplete. As a remedy, students are asked to park in the west lot if they live west of Holmes, but the <span>west </span>bike lot is smaller and more crowded than the <span>main one on the east.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-17 00:00:43GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 128: </td> <td> Line 128: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Hazards on Campus =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Public school issues =<br> + <br> + == Davis Senior High bicycle racks ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Davis Senior High are primitive and badly overcrowded. Many children would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The City of Davis should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all children who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Davis Senior High traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.555713,-121.750346&amp;spn=0.001531,0.001797&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map] )14th Street from B Street to Oak Avenue is congested with an unsafe mixture of buses, cars, and bicycles in the morning and after school. In the afternoon the problem extends to bicyclists coming from Holmes Junior High.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The high school could make a separated bike path for bicyclists from the bike parking rack to near corner of 14th and Oak. It should have a forked termination, with one branch ending on Oak that could be used to get to school, and the other branch emptying into the bike lane just before the intersection to go home from school. Other new routes should also be studied, and the high school might also make good use of traffic monitors when school starts and ends. Or relocation of bike parking could change or eliminate the problem for high school students. It's less clear what to do for Holmes students.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Holmes Junior High bicycle racks ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' The bicycle racks at Holmes Junior High are primitive and somewhat overcrowded. Many children would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The City of Davis should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all children who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' None.<br> + <br> + == Holmes Junior High west traffic ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.557282,-121.739073&amp;spn=0.003062,0.003594&amp;t=h&amp;z=18 Map]) The Drexel bike path west of the main buildings, is old and incomplete. As a remedy, students are asked to park in the west lot if they live west of Holmes, but the bike lot here is smaller and more crowded than the other one.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' This bike path should be repaved and widened, and it should be extended all the way to the east bike lot. The path would ideally be offset from the curb so that bicycle traffic does not interfere with car pickup.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Nothing that the traffic monitors don't already tell the kids to do. If you live south or even southwest of campus, you should avoid the mess on Drexel by using L Street instead. Menlo Drive to Hemlock is also an option from certain directions.<br> + <br> + = UC Davis campus =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 221: </td> <td> Line 255: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == Public school bicycle racks ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' Many of the public school bicycle parking lots are crowded and have primitive racks. Some of them, for instance the lots at Davis Senior High, are badly overcrowded. Many children would like to bicycle to school, but it's no fun to get hemmed in between many other bicycles, nor to have to worry about bicycle theft.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The City of Davis should expand and improve bicycle racks at its public schools until all children who bicycle can park comfortably and safely even on days with great weather.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' None whatsoever.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 23:31:46GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 146: </td> <td> Line 146: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Lake Spafford, east end ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at an industrial building, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The campus and local property owners should mark the directions that most bicyclists shouldn't go, and it should pave the 50-foot dirt stretch that connects to the north fork of the path and the good path for commuters.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is not a safe cross and there is only private property on the other side. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 164: </td> <td> Line 172: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;'''Problem:'''</span> Stretches of the bike paths alongside North Putah Creek and Lake Spafford are narrow and provide little protection from falling into the creek. The worst spots are under the bridges, such as the Mrak Hall Drive bridge. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537701,</span>-<span>121.746519&amp;spn=0.006126,0.007188&amp;t=h&amp;z=17 Map])</span> Stretches of the bike paths alongside North Putah Creek and Lake Spafford are narrow and provide little protection from falling into the creek. The worst spots are under the bridges, such as the Mrak Hall Drive bridge. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 169: </td> <td> Line 177: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == Lake Spafford, east end ==<br> - <br> - '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at an industrial building, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property.<br> - <br> - '''Solution:''' The campus and local property owners should mark the directions that most bicyclists shouldn't go, and it should pave the 50-foot dirt stretch that connects to the north fork of the path and the good path for commuters.<br> - <br> - '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is not a safe cross and there is only private property on the other side. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 23:29:41GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 154: </td> <td> Line 154: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == LaRue and Russell == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == La<span>&nbsp;</span>Rue and Russell == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 160: </td> <td> Line 160: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 163: </td> <td> Line 162: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == North Putah Creek / Lake Spafford ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' Stretches of the bike paths alongside North Putah Creek and Lake Spafford are narrow and provide little protection from falling into the creek. The worst spots are under the bridges, such as the Mrak Hall Drive bridge.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The dangerous parts of these paths should either be closed to bicycle traffic, or they should be set up with guard fencing to keep bicyclists from falling into the creek. A few of the sharp turns should also be redesigned to make more room. Some of the ramps are also quite steep and they should either be redesigned, or warnings should be posted that people should bike carefully.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' The Putah Creek path is fun, but it is not necessary to commute to campus. A safe and easy path runs parallel to the Putah Creek paths, from the train tunnel to Hutchison Drive. If you do want to enjoy the Putah Creek path by bike, don't try to enjoy it at night. In addition to being narrow and unguarded, parts are also poorly lit.<br> + <br> + == Lake Spafford, east end ==<br> + <br> + '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.540008,-121.74218&amp;spn=0.000766,0.000899&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map]) The south fork of the Putah Creek bike path ends at an industrial building, an unsafe train crossing, and then private property.<br> + <br> + '''Solution:''' The campus and local property owners should mark the directions that most bicyclists shouldn't go, and it should pave the 50-foot dirt stretch that connects to the north fork of the path and the good path for commuters.<br> + <br> + '''Workaround:''' Don't follow the south fork of the bike path all the way to the end; it isn't useful except to get to the east edge of Solano Park. If you do find yourself there, don't go over the train tracks because it is not a safe cross and there is only private property on the other side. Instead, cross the dirt stretch to get to the north side.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 23:06:58GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 148: </td> <td> Line 148: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the <span>metal hole cover is the single </span>w<span>orst spot.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the <span>se</span>w<span>er cover on the ramp is the single worst spot.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 23:06:31GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 152: </td> <td> Line 152: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' Nothing all that great. Pay attention and don't bike too fast when you go up the east ramp, even though the ramp is steep. Do not veer onto the left half of the ramp, but don't go to the right of the <span>metal hole</span> cover because the pit there is bad. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' Nothing all that great. Pay attention and don't bike too fast when you go up the east ramp, even though the ramp is steep. Do not veer onto the left half of the ramp, but don't go to the right of the <span>last sewer</span> cover because the pit there is bad. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 23:05:59GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 150: </td> <td> Line 150: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Solution:''' Repave the tunnel floor and the ramp to the east of the tunnel.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The tunnel and ramps should also have median dividers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Solution:''' Repave the tunnel floor and the ramp to the east of the tunnel. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 12:51:57GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.551608,-121.741146&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) The pavement and gutter are crushed and uneven, and the bicycle lane is relatively narrow. This is a busy through-way for both bicycles and motor vehicles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?&amp;ll=38.551608,-121.741146&amp;spn=0.001355,0.001813&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map]) The pavement and gutter <span>on the north side of 8th Street (near G Street) </span>are crushed and uneven, and the bicycle lane is relatively narrow. This is a busy through-way for both bicycles and motor vehicles. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 12:51:26GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == <span>["</span>8th Street<span>"]</span> at <span>["</span>G Street<span>"]</span> == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == 8th Street at G Street == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-16 12:49:57GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 161: </td> <td> Line 161: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Workaround:''' If you are coming from the Russell bike path, low down and look carefully down La Rue for cars turning right. If you are coming from Anderson, there is no workaround. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Workaround:''' If you are coming from the Russell bike path, <span>s</span>low down and look carefully down La Rue for cars turning right. If you are coming from Anderson, there is no workaround. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:29:15GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This page is a catalog of major ["Bicycling" bicycling] hazards and inconveniences in Davis. Most of these are things that the ["City of Davis" city] should fix<span>&nbsp;eventually</span>. Workarounds for bicyclists are also discussed because a public works solution could be expensive, or may take time, or in a few cases there may not be any clear engineering solution. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This page is a catalog of major ["Bicycling" bicycling] hazards and inconveniences in Davis. Most of these are things that the ["City of Davis" city] <span>or university </span>should fix. Workarounds for bicyclists are also discussed because a public works solution could be expensive, or may take time, or in a few cases there may not be any clear engineering solution. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:24:12GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 148: </td> <td> Line 148: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map])Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the metal hole cover is the single worst spot. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.54461,-121.759423&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map])<span>&nbsp;</span>Both the tunnel and the east-bound ramp have rough pavement. This tunnel is a very busy through-way for bicyclists and the rough pavement creates a direct risk of a crash. After the tunnel, cyclists are tempted to edge towards opposing traffic to avoid the bumps, which creates additional hazards. The asphalt around the metal hole cover is the single worst spot. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:24:00GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 140: </td> <td> Line 140: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;'''Problem:'''</span> California Avenue is cambered for drainage as most roads are, but this creates a reverse bank in the traffic circles. It is then easier for bicyclists to fall when turning in these traffic circles. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.542548,</span>-<span>121.753039&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map])</span> California Avenue is cambered for drainage as most roads are, but this creates a reverse bank in the traffic circles. It is then easier for bicyclists to fall when turning in these traffic circles. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:22:24GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 132: </td> <td> Line 132: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;'''Problem:'''</span> The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The design of the drainage also makes this space slippery for bicyclists. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.537183,</span>-<span>121.752222&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map])</span> The corner of Bainer Hall that points to Roessler is a sharp turn for bicyclists with limited visibility. The design of the drainage also makes this space slippery for bicyclists. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:21:24GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;'''Problem:'''</span> At the S curve in ["Villanova Drive" Villanova], the sidewalk is wide and the ["Bike Lanes" bicycle lane] is narrow on the north side. Moreover, motor vehicles have less room than usual because the street is divided. Buses in particular have barely enough room. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556073,</span>-<span>121.754622&amp;spn=0.001464,0.001805&amp;t=h&amp;z=19 Map])</span> At the S curve in ["Villanova Drive" Villanova], the sidewalk is wide and the ["Bike Lanes" bicycle lane] is narrow on the north side. Moreover, motor vehicles have less room than usual because the street is divided. Buses in particular have barely enough room. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycle Hazardshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycle_Hazards2008-11-15 23:20:18GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycle Hazards<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 114: </td> <td> Line 114: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;'''Problem:'''</span> The yellow light is too short for bicyclists to cross ["Anderson Road" Anderson]. The bicycle call button summons a pedestrian walk cycle, which is a partial solution but not enough. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Problem:''' ([http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=38.556179,</span>-<span>121.758627&amp;spn=0.000732,0.000903&amp;t=h&amp;z=20 Map])</span> The yellow light is too short for bicyclists to cross ["Anderson Road" Anderson]. The bicycle call button summons a pedestrian walk cycle, which is a partial solution but not enough. Many children ride bicycles on Villanova to get to and from school. </td> </tr> </table> </div>